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G-man69
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 11:47 PM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

What can one say but 'wow!', that is some outstanding work, truly impressive, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 11:52 PM UTC
They where mere suggestions

Or a blackbird... More a serene kind of bird IMHO, and frequently present in parks.
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 02:11 AM UTC
G , thanks man appreciate you stopping by !!

Erwin , they were very good suggestions too .....
jrutman
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 02:19 AM UTC
As far as grapes go I have two suggestions. Kamakazuri lazer cut papaer products sells a very nice grape vine set that includes white metal bunches of grapes. I have used them already. Another idea is using the tiny round balls inside a water filter canister. I have used those for the tops of airplane throttle handles,etc.
Anyhow...just a thought.
J
Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 02:34 AM UTC
Doh! I definitely need to review my optical enhancements. Anyhow I thought you might be commemorating the 80th anniversary of the fall of France in a couple of month’s time…tattered tricolour, abandoned helmet…?
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:25 AM UTC
Thanks Jerry I'll check them out .
Tim , catch 22 , I need my glasses to find my glasses ......

Starting on the Victorian greenhouse , fancy schmancy stuff . I reffed French Victorian greenhouses and wow the architecture and wrought iron work and elaborate fixtures are amazing . I'm tempted to build a part of a chateau with attached greenhouse/conservatory .





















Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 09:58 PM UTC
Holy Stairway to Heaven, that’s one – two – awesome spirals…but hey you’re gonna have to start again because they should be spiralling clock-wise. Why? To hamper right-handed ascending attackers of course.
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:03 PM UTC
Really peeved , one lousey riser post out of align !!







cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:27 PM UTC
Thanks Tim , sorry man , musta been posting Robert Plant the tanker pilot ascending the stairs when you just posted .
jrutman
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 01:32 AM UTC
Really cool ideas for how you are going about this. I do not think I ever saw some one build a spiral staircase befoe !
J
PanzerFloor
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 12:32 AM UTC
Whow' it take's guts to make that!!🙂
smallcastle
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 07:20 PM UTC
There are some creations that make you get better, I'm only sorry I was late to see it, very impressive worκ
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SF-07-18D
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Madrid, Spain / España
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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 03:36 AM UTC
O M G !!!

This scene is one of the reasons I love this hobby. You have made a very refined work. Lot of details and perfectly built.

My congratulations!!
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 11:32 PM UTC
Thanks guys appreciate the words !!

This home lockdown thing is creepy , .... and annoying !!
My wife decided to watch TV in my modeling room while I build , here's some of the questions and conversations that go on while I'm trying to build .......

https://youtu.be/9b8oEcFmQD0

Here's what I've been up to . Can't use the staircase too big for the greenhouse/conservatory . Hopefully I can incorporate it into the gate house . Poor planning on my part , the staircase was an after thought after I already built the floor plan .
I should be able to paint this up today and post more tonight .
Hope I haven't modeled myself into a large hole , the glass [ everywhere ] is going to be a beeotch to accomplish . I have a plan but making it a reality's going to be a bear .

You also have to remember this is a Victorian era build . No locally sourced stone etc . The mid 1800's or so , the industrial revolution , movie stars , swimming pools , money , money , money . Europe had some fancy arcetecthure/my spelling is carp/ during this period . My research on this era in Europe produce some pretty fancy , schmancy , stuff , amazing .





































Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 11:52 PM UTC
Since I always model in the living room, I am used to getting questions and conversations. Try to get her (mentally) involved in to the project by asking her opinion and thoughts... Since this is thus far a non-military project, this should be easy

Building wise: this is an awesome build!!!! :O
SF-07-18D
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Madrid, Spain / España
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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 01:23 AM UTC
Cheyenne, you're building an awesome project. It´s so realistic, it looks like a real scene.

Congratulations buddy.
jrutman
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 02:19 AM UTC
Such great ideas for sourcing materials. I can't help but think "creative gizmology" ala the late great Mr Paine.
J
smallcastle
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 03:16 AM UTC
no words from me, so realistic construction, speaks for itself
Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:48 PM UTC

Gee sounds like great conversations you have Glenn - I’m also working in the living room working on the dio with herself nearby but all I get, night after night, is…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdJm3DVg3EM

Hmm the glass sure will be fun - shoulda made the doorframes in 2 halves so you could just sandwich 2 strips of gl…oh OK you knew that already. Anyhoo it looks totally fantastic, one day you’ll have to tell me your patent recipe for painting exterior walls – colo*rs & method please
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 01:40 AM UTC
Thanks guys , some nice compliments from you dio savants !!

Tim , here goes .
#1 First I use a craft store acrylic " Barn Wood " . brush that on the plaster slightly wet . This way the slightly thinned color absorbs into the plaster in different degrees , darker/lighter .



#2 Next I use a wetter wash than the Barn Wood , " Nutmeg " allowing some of the Barn Wood to show .





#3 Finally I use your's and my favorite mix of black and dark brown pastel chalk , dry brushed on and in some places wet washed on .





Oh and I'm a DLR guy not a SH guy .





Jberardi
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 02:12 AM UTC
Great looking build, and inspiring too. I've been lurking for a while, and I'm excited to see this one come together.
PolishBrigade12
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 04:14 AM UTC
Ok, now that I figured out my login, I can comment, HA!

Wow Cheyenne, this is another incredible piece. Now tell me, where the heck are you going to display this beast when it's done??

Ruck On Bby! Cheers, Ski.
Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 03:58 PM UTC
Aha that’s the secret right there in step #1, gotcha. And maybe I’ve got latent ADD but I had no idea you'd been using pastels too. Many thanks, great job & further to Ski’s question where’s Burma at?
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 08:37 PM UTC
Thanks fer checkin it out J .
Steve , thanks man , you got any projects on ? The sub build was beautiful man , so real !!!!
Tim , I'm looking at the jungle right now building and listening to my mix cd , waiting for this viris crap to lay down so I can get a 155 howie and some appropriate figs from BNA .

https://youtu.be/Rxz_gNx1q8w

https://youtu.be/UIVe-rZBcm4
PolishBrigade12
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 04:36 AM UTC
Make sure you're steady with the brush when listening to that Bro, HA!

Projects? I'm working a 1:1 scale kitchen re-mod for my New Boss, she's a keeper. Ya, rustic hickory cabinets, flooring, window casing, the works. But now that spring has sprung it's slowing down my saw dust time, go figure. I plan to be right back in the bunker this fall, no if's, and's, or but's about it.

Ruck On Brother, looking good!